President Rajendra Prasad said in New Delhi on November 11 that although modern means of transport had all but annihilated distance and brought nations of the world closer than they were ever before, yet the task of establishing goodwill and proper understanding between man and man and nation and nation still remained to be fully accomplished. The President was laying the foundation-stone of Azad Bhavan, headquarters of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. The Council was founded by the late Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and the present building is named after him.